+ Nuremberg Bowl, Renaissance, Germany, Nuremberg, 16th century

Nuremberg bowl - a multifunctional vessel made of brass. Decorated with repoussé friezes showing leaves and flowers. In the center, a repoussé profile of a man and an inscription in Latin.

Renaissance, Germany, Nuremberg, 16th century

Diam. 24.3 cm, height 3.5 cm.

The condition is visible in the photos.

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3 000 zł tax incl.

Nuremberg bowls - decorated metal vessels, the main center of their production was located in Nuremberg. In 1493, bowl breakers were given the status of a guild, only Nuremberg townspeople could do it. In 1618, the law was repealed and the craft collapsed. The bowls were widely used. In the houses of the poorer townspeople, they were only decoration, in the richer they were used for washing hands, they were used by barbers during their work. In the 17th century, when they began to go out of fashion, they were eagerly handed over to churches, where they served as sacrificial or baptismal bowls for ashes or earth.

: # 888888; ">Source: B. Bartkowiak, Brass Nuremberg bowls in the collection of the Archdiocese Museum in Poznań, Ecclesia. Studies in the history of Greater Poland, vol. 7, 2012.

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